Be Naturally You

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Be Naturally You

An outfit post slash free motivation for those finding it hard to ease into BEING YOURSELF.

Hi peeps, what’s going on? I am doing alright here. Just munched on a few salted green peas. Sometimes, I give green peas a chance. And breathe peace in and out of my nose holes. With that said, I would like to announce that this is an outfit post.

Though I do outfit post, it is more like what I throw on for this random casual shoot outside the house with my mom so far from amused because I stand oddly and hide my face with my hair.

But whatever. It’s just the mood that I’d like to portray in my blog as I see my darn face in the mirror everyday I don’t want to see it looking back at me on this space too and harass readers with my beauty. That last part is questionable but hey, whatever!


I don’t know why I’m feeling bratty now but it must be the way I construct these sentences. I’m usually so Zen, I put my cats to sleep. But this space allows me to express sides of myself through words and perhaps, entertain one or two of you. That’s enough for me.

What I really wanted to say in actuality is that sometimes there’s nothing to say but the things that surface momentarily. I read about how people try to fit into the definition of ‘cool’ or ‘popular’ by being something other than what’s natural to them and end up in suffering. This is something you might have heard yourself and we all know it by experience especially in the teenage years and early adulthood. To fit in, to conform, to not stir the boat, to be agreeable or to stand out to appear rebellious or anything, whatsover done to ‘come off’ as something you are not and then believing in the mirage you created and feeling out of sorts.


These are all injustices performed by you to yourself. If there is one thing that I would like to give emphasis to young girls and women is that you are perfectly yourself. To find out that you are perfectly fine the way you are is the journey you must take. But first, you must learn to truly be your own friend.

People talk about having best friends, dream partners, best pet pandas and fish but everyone forgets that it is up to you to be your own best friend and ally until death of your physical form occurs. In my twenties, I thought reaching 30 years of age was eternity.

Then your body tells you that it might just drop and you won’t even know when it’ll happen and TIME becomes a privilege at least in this form. So you my dear, don’t get to be half you.


You must go all the way and be YOU. This is not some superficial journey that I’m asking you to take. When you fall, be by your side. When you cry, be there. When you get angry, be really there. When you feel pain, don’t run away, feel it. TRUST. Everything under the sun will pass and that includes you. With the time you have, don’t waste precious moments being OTHER than who you are. You need to find out what that is because we think we know. We don’t. Let everything unnatural to you drop away like fried colored hair strands so parched they break and make a mess on the floor and now you have to clean up.

My advice slash OOTD post has reached the end. I hope you find something helpful in it.


About the outfit: I made this gorgeous long mermaid skirt casual with a black tank top, a thrifted tiny sling bag and a pair of sandals borrowed from my mom. To make it even more casual, a pair of sneakers would also do. That’s it! What do you think of this OOTD? Share below – I’d love to know.

If you could give some illuminating words to someone feeling like they have to put on a front to fit in, what would you say? Let’s give motivation for free today!

To end this post, here’s a quote by Eckhart Tolle for you to ponder:

“Instead of asking, “what do I want from life?,” a more powerful question is, “what does life want from me?”


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